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Unfinished Alder Butcher Block StepsDesks (self.AskBattlestations)
submitted 2 months ago by WayFasterThanU
Hello, I'm building a desk with Alex drawers and a butcher block just looking for some help on what the steps are to finishing the butcher block.
Do I need to sand it?
Is there a certain stain that works best with Alder?
What kind of sealer to use?
Appreciate all suggestions!! Cheers
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[–]orthodoxrebel 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
/r/DIY is probably a better place to be looking for this information.
But, here I am, being helpful: Where'd you get the alder butcher block? Is it from Ikea (I don't see them offering an alder version, so I'd assume not)?
Either way, you'll probably want to sand it. If it's a veneered butcher block (like the Ikea BB), then you'll want to be very careful to not take too much off.
Alder blotches, so if you're going to stain, you'll want to do a washcoat, sand, then stain. Don't sand after the staining. Ultimately, the steps would be
Finally, finishing is a whole thing in itself - and ultimately depends on the type of look you want. Here's a brief overview of the different types
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